By Joe and Maria Kita
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Two years ago, our first eBook (Yoga: A Quick & Efficient Program for Cyclists) debuted on RoadBikeRider.com. Since then we’ve sold hundreds of copies to cyclists all over the world who’ve told us it helped them gain flexibility, hone balance, build strength, heal injuries, and enjoy riding even more. That’s gratifying to hear.
As a result, we’ve put together this entirely new program, called Yoga: Level 2, for our original customers looking for something new and for those who already have some yoga experience. As always, what makes our programs unique is that we’re registered yoga teachers and bike riders. And we choose poses that hit cyclists where they need it most – the low back, hamstrings, hips, shoulders, neck, wrists….
You won’t get a concentration of cycling-specific moves like this in any general yoga class, plus you can do our program in the privacy of your home. This means not being traumatized by some guy in loose shorts holding Down Dog just inches away, or being intimidated by some lithe young lady who can touch her toes with her nose. We understand that cycling is your primary sport, and yoga is just a fun way to enhance your fitness. So, no, we’re not going to make you stand on your head or speak in Sanskrit!
There are four distinct parts to this eBook:
Yoga Express: Give us 5 minutes and we’ll show you a series of moves that stretch and strengthen just about every cycling muscle in your body while also elevating heart rate. It’s a quickie flexibility and strength workout that delivers impressive benefits. Use it to warm up for the Level 2 Series, to loosen up before a training ride or race, or even as your go-to daily yoga fix. It’s a bit challenging, but we guarantee you’ll come to love it.
Yoga Level 2 Series: This routine consists of 19 poses spanning 40 to 60 minutes, depending on how long you hold each posture. Some build on poses featured in our first eBook while others are entirely new. During the off-season, you can do this series as often as you like. In-season, it makes for a great rest- and/or easy-day routine. 5
Post-Ride Get the Kinks Out: This 5-minute, 7-pose series is designed to soothe those muscles that are especially cranky after a ride. You know, the ones you feel complaining as you lift your leg over the top tube and attempt to straighten up. In this creative routine, we’ll use the bike itself as a balancing and stretching tool.
Stationary Trainer Yoga: For those who enjoy indoor riding, here are the 6 best yoga poses to do aboard a stationary bike or trainer. Once again, the bike becomes a tool for lengthening and loosening some of cycling’s most overworked muscles. Ideal for multitaskers.